This morning started off pretty perfectly. After a full night’s sleep, Brian and I woke up early together and started our new routine of eating breakfast and drinking coffee together before he leaves the house. It’s sad, perhaps, that we’re just starting this now, almost three years into marriage, but I suppose late is better than never. Not only is it an easy way to create more quality time together, but it’s also one of the many ways we’re focusing on simplicity and discipline this year (waking up early together requires discipline, and sharing a morning meal is a simple, beautiful start to the day).
And now, after such a delightful morning, I’ve decided it’s time to get really, really organized. Because who can live a simple, disciplined life with clutter all around? While Brian is at the office today, I’m totally committing myself to organizing around the house. Specifically, these are the things I’m planning to tackle:
BEDROOM CLOSET: Our closet is a major disaster, and pretty much the only thing we have going for us is that all of our hangers match, which is something I’ve been particular about for years. Last week I bought a closet organizer that I’m going to set up today to create more space overall, plus a sweater organizer (like this one) so I can give Brian more room in our dresser. Also, as I rehang things, I’ll continue to sift through clothes and eliminate even more stuff in hopes of starting the new year with a really intentional, pared-down wardrobe.
KITCHEN: Yikes—our kitchen is even worse than the closet! Though on the outside it looks nice (everything is tidy and I love how it looks!), the contents of the cabinets are all over the place. There is no rhyme or reason to where things go, and it’s pretty much organized the way it was when we first moved in a year ago. I’d like to take some time today to create a better plan for where things go so it’s easier to find and access what we’re looking for.
2014 CALENDAR: Though not a room in the house, a calendar is pretty key to staying organized with time. Brian and I have decided to hang up a physical shared calendar in our bedroom so we can keep track not only of our commitments through the week, but also schedule our date nights and the times we’re meeting each other at the gym during the week.
What parts of your life most need organizing?
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